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Suppliers Partnership

RBC, Suppliers Partnership to assess reuse, recycling of EV batteries

The majority of EV batteries provide exceptional service for many years. After serving their purpose in vehicles, many EV batteries have sufficient energy remaining to be used in other applications, including stationary storage or other EV uses. Eventually, all EV batteries will reach a point when they can no longer…

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Harvard T.H. Chan

RBC science advisors chart course for future activities

In June 2017, the RBC Science Advisory Board held its first meeting to set priorities and agree to a way forward. The meeting was hosted at Harvard University by Board Chairman Ramon Sanchez, PhD, Director of the Sustainable Technologies and Health Program, Center for Health and the Global Environment, at…

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RBC welcomes Walmart and Honda North America as newest members

In demonstrating their support for promoting responsible stewardship of energy storage technologies, the RBC welcomes its newest members, Walmart and Honda North America. These companies join Ford Motor Co., Advance Auto Parts, Club Car, AutoZone, Canadian Energy, O’Reilly Auto Parts and Johnson Controls to advance sustainable practices for the batteries…

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International Lead Conference

Hayes speaks at 20th International Lead Conference in Berlin

RBC Executive Director Pat Hayes was in Berlin June 29-30 as a keynote speaker at the International Lead Association’s 20th International Lead Conference titled, “Pb 2017.” Pat’s discussion focused on how the lead acid battery has become one of the most recycled and sustainably manufactured products available today. Additionally, the…

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RBC Launch

Responsible Battery Coalition launches at Green California Summit

In recognition of the growing concern over lead-acid and lithium batteries, a new coalition was announced today to develop and promote best practices for vehicle, industrial and stationary batteries.  The Responsible Battery Coalition was launched at the Green California Summit bringing together battery manufacturers, automotive companies, large and specialized retailers and…

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Jürgen Trittin

RBC’s Hayes meets with former German Environment Minister

On a recent trip to the United States, Pat Hayes, executive director, sat down with Jürgen Trittin, a Green member of Germany’s parliament and former Federal Minister for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety. The two discussed the transformation underway in energy and transportation not only in Europe but…

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